25 December is historically the date chosen
to remember and celebrate the birth of
Jesus. In our culture Christmas has become a
time of giving and receiving gifts. Working
with Feng Shui will always bring more
balance and harmony into your life, and at
this time of the year it is wise to invite
the warmth and goodwill of the season into
your home to help make the most of the
festive period. Traditionally Christmas is a
spiritual time, so it provides a good focus
for us to recognise the achievements of the
year and get ready to begin the new cycle.
MAKE SPACE FOR SOMETHING NEW TO COME INTO
Prepare your space by having a good clear
out of all the old, worn out or unwanted
items you have around you in your home.
Think of the words "LESS IS MORE". Our
society leads us to being very prone to
hoarding, so make a new rule for yourself:
When something new comes in to the home,
allow something old to go out. This is an
excellent idea for children as they grow up
and outgrow their clothes and toys.
Encourage them to have a clear out so they
can pass these items on to someone else who
is not so lucky. Physical objects take up
space in your life and can block the way for
new opportunities and introductions. A big
clear out will create a vacuum effect and
make space for you to receive gifts, and
also to welcome in friends, family and
opportunities for the New Year.
THE POWER OF THOUGHT AND INTENTION
Remember that what ever you give with love
and unconditionally comes back to you in
unlimited ways. If you choose to send
Christmas cards take the time to sign and
create your unique Christmas messages, and
send them with thoughts of peace, calm, love
and friendship to help distribute positive
energy to all those who receive them from
you and spread this energy around your
world, as it is your chance to connect with
those you may not see so often.
Choose your gifts with creativity and
understanding and realise that home made
gifts are especially precious. When you give
with love, positive thought and intention
this makes the gift more precious and
valuable than the price of the item. Select
presents which will be well used and
enjoyed, giving you the pleasure of a gift
which is gratefully received. Also, wrap
them with care, love and intention to add to
the joy of the moment. Consider the most
precious gift you can give to anyone is
quality focused time.
BRING COLOUR INTO YOUR HOME WITH YOUR
The traditional Christmas colours of red,
green and gold always attracts energy and a
high vibration. Invite more warmth into your
home at Christmas by using these colours in
cushions, table covers and seasonal
decorations to make rooms feel more alive.
Generate more harmony at family gatherings
by eating your meals at a round table. If
your table isn't round, use several round
objects instead such as mats, dishes and
The ideal plant for the Christmas season is
the poinsettia with it's bright red leaves.
Round leafed healthy plants will always
boost the energy of your home as they help
to keep the atmosphere clean and they also
represent growth. Decorate your Christmas
tree and fill your home with festive
lighting and safely lit candles. Remember
the residual energy of the fun and laughter
created when decorating the tree will linger
in the home a long time and create the basis
of your Christmas atmosphere.
If you are lucky enough to have a real fire,
light it to create a deep warmth for the
home. This will help to cleanse and
regenerate your own energy, and create a
nurtured temperament to help you cope with
the long nights, short days and cold
temperatures, as often we don't see very
much daylight at this time of year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Now we can honour the events of the old year
and put them behind us, and carry forward
our strengths and gifts into the future. The
New Year is a time of celebration and
appropriate for more physical activity and
enjoying the more material aspects of life.
Good Feng Shui is making sure you have a
full fridge for the New year, as this is a
potent symbol for your potential wealth for
the year ahead. Also, start the New Year
with a clean slate and pay off any debts,
settle any outstanding disputes and create a
clear pathway for good fortune to find it's
way to you in the year ahead.
May you enjoy an abundance of love, every
happiness, great levels of health and
vitality, good luck, and continued success
and prosperity every New Year.